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Apple Releases The Morning Show Trailer

The first trailer for Apple’s upcoming The Morning Show is here.

The series, which has already received a two-season and 20-episode order and created by Michael Ellenberg (The Leftovers) with Kerry Ehrin serving as the series’ writer. 

What happens when the people you trust to tell the truth prove themselves to be dishonest? The Morning Show follows the free fall of an early morning newscast in the wake of a scandal, and its struggle to survive in an era when news arrives in the palm of your hand.

The Morning Show stars Steve Carell (Beautiful Boy, Welcome to Marwen), Jennifer Aniston (Murder Mystery), Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), Billy Crudup (Titanic), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight) and Mark Duplass (Big Mouth).

The series also marks Carell’s first foray back into the small screen after seven seasons starring on The Office. It also marks Aniston’s return to television for the first time in 15 years since starring in one of the main roles on the hit NBC sitcom Friends, with the actress also choosing to focus on film roles. While she’s had bit-parts on TV in years past, (including Friends), Witherspoon made her debut in a starring TV role in last year’s Big Little Lies, which she also executive produced.

The Morning Show will premiere this fall, along with the launch of Apple TV+.

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Dave Chappelle Standup Comedy Special Sticks & Stones To Stream On Netflix Beginning August 26

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle is back with an all-new stand-up comedy special, Sticks & Stones, his fifth Netflix Original. 

Unflinching and boundary-pushing, Dave gives his provocative perspective on the tidal wave of celebrity scandals, the opioid crisis, and more — in trademarked Chappelle fashion. Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones streams August 26, only on Netflix.

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Watch The Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Trailer 

The official Mr. Mercedes Season 3 trailer is here. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers and End of Watch. 

Don’t miss the premiere of Mr. Mercedes Season 3 Tuesday, September 10th at 10pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, On Demand 1239, DIRECTV, U-Verse, & AT&T TV NOW.

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Amazon Offers Retro Pricing In Los Angeles For Maisel Day On August 15

Los Angeles residents will be able to purchase lunch, gasoline, makeup applications, shoeshines, movie tickets and hotel rooms at 1959 prices on August 15, which Amazon Prime is calling “Maisel Day.”  That means you can see a movie for a mere 51 cents, grab a hot dog for 59 cents, and get your hair done (with a Midge Maisel-inspired look) for a whopping $2. It’s part of an Emmy push for Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” More than 25 L.A.-area businesses will partner with the streamer to offer the discounts in celebration of the hit show that landed 20 Emmy nominations its second season, the most for any comedy this year.

Here are all the places, and the prices, celebrating the show:

Style

Bellacures, manicure: $2
Blushington, full-face makeover: $2.50
Drybar, Mrs. Maisel-inspired look: $2
Gornik & Drucker, haircut: $3
The Grove Shine, shoeshine: 75 cents
Starring by Ted Gibson, “Mrs. Maisel” haircut: $2.50

Food

Art’s Delicatessen & Restaurant , corned beef, pastrami or turkey sandwich with pickle: 99 cents
Big Sugar Bakeshop, pink vanilla cupcake: 25 cents
Cafe 50’s, malt: 30 cents
Canter’s Deli, “Maisel” pastrami sandwich: 99 cents
Deluca’s Italian Deli, “Mrs. Maisel” deli-style turkey sandwich: $2
Dominique Ansel Bakery, croissant: 50 cents
The Draycott, glass of champagne: $2
Häagen-Dazs, scoop of ice cream: 80 cents
Hank’s, Ruben sandwich: 85 cents
Ladurée, macaron: 25 cents
McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, scoop of ice cream: 25 cents
Mel’s Drive-In, Melburger with fries: 50 cents, milkshake: 30 cents, slice of pie: 30 cents
Philz Coffee, “Mrs. Maisel” rose coffee: 50 cents
Pink’s Hot Dogs, hot dog: 59 cents
See’s Candies, 1-pound box of chocolates: $1.50
Susie Cakes, pink vanilla or pink chocolate cupcake: 25 cents
Yum Creamery, special ice cream dessert: $1

Entertainment

Bay Theatre, movie ticket: 51 cents
Chevron Santa Monica, gallon of gasoline (up to 20 gallons): 30 cents
Hollywood Improv, one admission: $1
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, one-night stay: $40
The Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel, one-night stay: $40

All deals are walk-in only and subject to availability as supplies may be limited. For locations and details about the special Maisel Day deals, visit MaiselDay.com.

Will Ferrell Performs Stand-Up Comedy As Ron Burgundy On 6 Late Night Shows In One Night

Anchorman star Will Ferrell performed stand-up comedy as his character Ron Burgundy on six different talk shows, coast to coast — all on Thursday night.

Just in time for the second season premiere of “The Ron Burgundy Podcast,” Ferrell appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” “Conan” and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” During his visits the actor took to the stage with six completely different, but equally cringe-worthy comedy sets, Ron Burgundy-style.

The second season of “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” drops on Friday on iHeartRadio with its first guest, Sen. Kamala Harris.

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Hallmark Unveils 2020 Star Trek Ornaments At Star Trek Las Vegas Convention

There were revelations and giveaways aplenty during the brilliantly named “Is There in Truth No Keepsakes? Hallmark and Star Trek” panel on Saturday morning at Star Trek Las Vegas. Hallmark’s licensing creative director Christine Taylor and senior writer Kevin Dilmore provided fans with an exclusive first look at four Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments from Hallmark’s 2020 line. Hallmark is going all out, as 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of their Star Trek Keepsake Ornaments.

The Star Trek Storytellers Keepsake Ornament Series will launch with Captain Kirk, Security Chief Sulu, and Lt. Uhura as seen in the The Original Series (TOS) episode, “Mirror, Mirror.” Each ornament will feature sound from TOS and bases that light when the characters speak. Further, each character-themed ornament tells its own storylines from the episode, and when connected together to a Keepsake Power Cord, they build to a bigger part of the story, each playing off scenes with one another.

Fans were also wowed by the fourth 2020 ornament revelation. The U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper lights up and plays the TOS opening monologue, main theme and closing theme. When it’s paired with the characters in the Storyteller Series, the Tree Topper reacts by building a bigger storyline with coordinating sound effects and lights. Taylor and Dilmore also announced that they should expect additional coordinating Star Trek Storytellers Ornaments in the 2021 collection.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits Set To Air On Freeform September 29

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge has been delighting guests at Disneyland for over a month now and is only weeks away from opening to the general public at Walt Disney World. And to celebrate, Freeform will be offering fans a look backstage, behind-the-scenes of Star Wars: Galaxy’s edge by airing a two hour special on September 29 called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Adventure Awaits.

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the immersive and exclusive television event will invite audiences to explore the epic new lands and learn more about how this new planet of Batuu came to life. With celebrity guests including Kaley Cuoco, Keegan-Michael Key, Jay Leno, Sarah Hyland, Miles Brown, and more, Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney cast members will share how they brought Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life with fascinating insider details.

The special will follow Harris as he meets up with Key for some laughs in Oga’s Cantina and takes a tour of Batuu; Hyland will learn about the tensions between the First Order and the Resistance and create her own droid at the Droid Depot; Leno will explore Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, inside and out, and Cuoco will take a special peek inside the highly anticipated and out-of-this-world attraction Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, opening December 5, 2019, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and January 17, 2020, at Disneyland park.

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LEGO Announces Friends Central Perk Set

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. 

The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and Central Perk’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.

– This LEGO Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
– The Central Perk café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new- for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘Central Perk’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
– The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
– The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin,
Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
– Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
– This Friends memorabilia LEGO building toy includes 1,070 pieces.
– This LEGO Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
– Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
– This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.

The 1,070 piece set will be available directly from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com for $59.99 on September 1, 2019.

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Disney Announces $12.99 Bundle For Disney+, Hulu, And ESPN+

Disney will offer a bundle package of its three streaming services — Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ — for $12.99 a month starting on November 12th, the company announced this week.

CEO Bob Iger made it official during the company’s investors call. At $12.99, the bundle will cost less or is on par with competitive streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. It’s also significantly cheaper than HBO Max’s rumored streaming price of $16-$17 a month. Hulu is currently available for $5.99 a month (with ads), and ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month. 

ESPN+ is the Disney-owned sports streaming platform, which carries hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films including 30 for 30, and more. It’s also now the streaming destination for UFC fights.

Disney+ will launch on November 12, 2019.

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Watch DC Universe’s Titans Season 1 Recap & First Look At Season 2

DC Universe has posted a season 1 recap of Titans and a first look at season 2.

Season 2 will feature Joshua Orpin as Conner Kent/Superboy, Esai Morales as Deathstroke, Chella Man as Deathstroke’s son, Jericho Wilson, Chelsea T. Zhang as Deathstroke’s daughter, Rose Wilson (aka The Ravager), Iain Glen as Bruce Wayne, Natlie Gumede as Mercy Graves and Drew Van Acker as Aqualad.

Titans follows a group of young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove, Bruno Bichir as Dr. Niles Caulder, and Lindsey Gort as Police Detective Amy Rohrbach.

From Weed Road Pictures and Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Titans is one of the all-new exclusive original live-action series coming soon to DC Universe. It comes from executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

In the action-packed series, Dick Grayson emerges from the shadows to become the leader of a fearless band of new heroes, including Starfire, Raven and many others. Fans can expect the series to be a dramatic, live-action adventure series that will explore and celebrate one of the most popular comic book teams ever.

Titans is available to stream exclusively on DC Universe. Season 2 premieres on September 6.

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